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Don Knotts is a Actor, Story and Thanks American born on 21 july 1924 at Morgantown (USA)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts
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Birth name Jesse Donald Knotts
Nationality USA
Birth 21 july 1924 at Morgantown (USA)
Death 24 february 2006 (at 81 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)

Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American comedic actor best known as a regular on "The Steve Allen Show," as Jesse W. Haywood in the 1968 film The Shakiest Gun in the West, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, where for the majority of the film he plays a talking fish and as Barney Fife on the 1960s television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, a role in which he earned five Emmy Awards. He also played landlord Ralph Furley on the 1970s and 1980s television sitcom Three's Company.

In 1996, TV Guide ranked him #27 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.


Knotts was married three times:

Kathryn Metz (1947–1964)
Loralee Czuchna (1974–1983)
Frances Yarborough (2002–his death)
He had a son, Thomas Knotts, and a daughter, actress Karen Knotts, from his first marriage.

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Filmography of Don Knotts (32 films)

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Air Buddies, 1h20
Directed by Robert Vince
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Slade Pearce, Trevor Wright, Paul Rae, Abigail Breslin, Michael Clarke Duncan, Spencer Breslin
Roles Sniffer (voice)
Rating48% 2.4487952.4487952.4487952.4487952.448795
Sniffer (voiced by Don Knotts), explains to the Air Buddies' about their sport talents and personalities. After that, Noah and Henry and their parents leave to go to a basketball game with Buddy and Molly. After all the victory, Budderball climbs up the counter to claim his prize.
Chicken Little, 1h17
Directed by Mark L. Dindal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about pigs, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Zach Braff, Garry Marshall, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn, Amy Sedaris, Mark Walton
Roles Mayor Turkey Lurkey (voice)
Rating57% 2.8536652.8536652.8536652.8536652.853665
In the small town of Oakey Oaks, Chicken Little rings the school bell and warns everyone to run for their lives, allowing the whole town into a frenzied panic with much damage ensuing. Eventually, the Head of the Fire Department calms down enough to ask him what's going on and Little explains that a piece of the sky shaped like a stop sign had fallen on his head when he was sitting under the big oak tree in the town square; however, he is unable to find it. His father, Buck Cluck, assumes that this "piece of sky" was just an acorn that had fallen off the tree and had hit him on the head, making Little the laughing stock of the town.
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Rail transport films, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, L'Or
Actors Thomas Dekker, Lacey Chabert, Pat Musick, Dom DeLuise, René Auberjonois, David Carradine
Rating59% 2.9671452.9671452.9671452.9671452.967145
The story starts off in New York City setting sometime after the first movie (which began in 1885) presumably between 1886 and 1889, as Fievel and Tony discover that an ancient treasure lies underneath Manhattan when snooping around an abandoned subway (the Beach Pneumatic Transit system) and stumbling upon the remains of a dead mouse clutching a treasure map, deciding they must find it with the help of an archaeologist Tony knows: Dr. Dithering, along with fighting five villains as well.
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer (2000)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Musical films
Actors Hynden Walch, Alecia Elliott, Clea Lewis, Betty White, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dean Haglund
Roles Mutt Potter (voice)
Rating60% 3.006083.006083.006083.006083.00608
Tom Sawyer and his half-brother Sid are on their way to school when they see Huckleberry Finn fishing. Tom skips school to join Huck, but changes his mind after he sees Becky Thatcher. He tries to sneak into class, but Sid snitches on him to the teacher. Tom's teacher makes him sit with the girls, which Tom actually likes since he's able to sit next to Becky. He is also sat beside Amy Lawrence, a friend to whom he became "engaged". She still has romantic feelings for him but he is too transfixed by Becky to notice. Tom's pet frog Rebel then disrupts the class, meaning they are given early dismissal.
Quints (2000)
, 1h23
Directed by Bill Corcoran
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Kimberly J. Brown, Daniel Roebuck, Elizabeth Morehead, Robin Duke, Shadia Simmons, Jake Epstein
Roles Governor Healy
Rating55% 2.751942.751942.751942.751942.75194
Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who resents the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when her mother becomes pregnant. When her mother gives birth to quintuplets, Jamie's life changes dramatically. She discovers she might not want the same things her parents want for her, but nonetheless, her parents focus all of their attention on her baby brothers and sisters (Adam, Becky, Charlie, Debbie, and Eddie). When Adam becomes terribly ill, she discovers that she really doesn't mind the babies, and that she does have the courage to let her parents know she has dreams of her own.
Pleasantville, 2h
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon
Roles TV Repairman
Rating74% 3.7487353.7487353.7487353.7487353.748735
David (Tobey Maguire) and his twin sister Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) lead different high-school social lives. Jennifer is shallow and extroverted; David is introverted and spends most of his time watching television. One evening while their mother (Jane Kaczmarek) is away, they fight over the TV. Jennifer wants to watch a concert on MTV, but David wants to watch a marathon of Pleasantville, a black and white 1950s sitcom about the idyllic Parker family. During the fight, the remote control breaks, and the TV cannot be turned on manually.
Cats Don't Dance, 1h15
Directed by Mark L. Dindal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about religion, Films about cats, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Ashley Peldon, Jasmine Guy, John Rhys-Davies, Natalie Cole
Roles T.W. Turtle (voice)
Rating69% 3.4520753.4520753.4520753.4520753.452075
In 1939, Danny, an optimistic cat, dreams of Hollywood stardom, so he travels from Kokomo, Indiana to Hollywood in hopes of starting a career there. He is selected by Farley Wink to feature in a film called Little Ark Angel that is in production alongside a cat named Sawyer. Upon meeting Tillie, Cranston, Frances, and T.W., he is dismayed on learning how minor his role is and tries to weasel his way into more time in the limelight. Danny winds up angering Darla Dimple, a popular, extremely spoiled child actress and star of the film, so she assigns her Valet Max to intimidate Danny into no longer trying to enlarge his part.
Big Bully
Big Bully (1996)
, 1h31
Directed by Steve Miner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Buddy films
Actors Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Carol Kane, Julianne Phillips, Jeffrey Tambor, Curtis Armstrong
Roles Principal Kokelar
Rating48% 2.401022.401022.401022.401022.40102
Growing up in Hastings, Minnesota, young David Leary (Justin Jon Ross) was constantly bullied by Roscoe Bigger (Michael Zwiener), nicknamed "Fang" because of a pointed tooth. David is ecstatic when his parents announce they're moving to Oakland. Before leaving, David informs teachers about Fang stealing a moon rock being shown at their school. As the Learys leave town, Fang is arrested.
Big Bully
Big Bully (1996)

Directed by Steve Miner
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about school violence
Actors Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Julianne Phillips, Carol Kane, Jeffrey Tambor, Curtis Armstrong
Roles Principal Kokelar
Rating48% 2.401022.401022.401022.401022.40102
David Leary revient à Hastings enseigner les lettres dans l'école où il a étudié. À l'époque, il était le souffre-douleur d'un certain Rosco Bigger.
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, 1h27
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Adaptations de Pinocchio, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Scott Grimes, Tom Bosley, Edward Asnere, Frank Welker, Jonathan Harris, James Earl Jones
Roles Gee Willikers (voice)
Rating62% 3.139823.139823.139823.139823.13982
A bumblebee named Lieutenant Grumblebee is woken from his sleep by the arrival of a large sinister looking ship. A man named Puppetino remarks that this is the ideal spot for the carnival. Stakes and ropes fly from the ship and a circus tent forms. Grumblebee hastily leaves the area.
Return to Mayberry, 1h35
Directed by Bob Sweeney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Howard Morris, Jim Nabors, George Lindsey
Roles Barney Fife
Rating68% 3.42453.42453.42453.42453.4245
Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), now a US Postal Inspector, returns to his hometown of Mayberry, North Carolina with wife Helen (Aneta Corsaut)—whom he had married in 1968, on the sequel series Mayberry R.F.D.—but without his second-born son Andy, Jr. (christened on R.F.D.). Andy returns to Mayberry to see son Opie (Ron Howard) into fatherhood. Also, Andy plans to run in the soon-to-be held sheriff's election, as he has already asked county clerk Howard Sprague to prepare the paperwork. Andy puts aside any thoughts of running when he learns that his old deputy and cousin, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), left Raleigh, and was appointed acting sheriff. Barney intends to win the elected position outright. However, the citizens question the easily riled Barney's sanity when he falls for a commercial ploy touting a Myer's Lake monster. Meanwhile, Opie ponders moving his family out of Mayberry to expand his journalism career.
Cannonball Run II, 1h48
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Telly Savalas
Roles CHP #2
Rating50% 2.503932.503932.503932.503932.50393
Having lost the first Cannonball Run race, Sheik Abdul ben Falafel (Jamie Farr) is ordered by his father (Ricardo Montalban) to go back to America and win another Cannonball Run in order to "emblazon the Falafel name as the fastest in the world." When Sheik Abdul points out that there is no Cannonball Run that year, his father simply tells him to "buy one."
The Private Eyes, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Trisha Noble, Bernard Fox, Grace Zabriskie, Irwin Keyes
Roles Inspector Winship
Rating64% 3.2477253.2477253.2477253.2477253.247725
The film opens early in the twentieth century, at an English country mansion with the apparent murder of Lord and Lady Morley in their car by a figure in a black cape. Inspector Winship (Knotts) and Dr. Tart (Conway), two American detectives transferred over to Scotland Yard, then travel to the Morley mansion, brandishing a letter from the late Lord Morley asking him to investigate his own murder. They encounter the heiress (Trisha Noble) and a questionable staff. As the two investigate the murder, each of the staff, which includes a samurai, a hunchback, a busty maid, a gypsy, and an insane butler to mention a few, are seemingly killed. However, each of their bodies disappear before the detectives can show them to the heiress. The detectives then wind up in a "torture chamber" (whose purpose is not explained), where Winship is caught in a deadly trap until the caped figure ("The Shadow") leaps out to rescue him.
The Prize Fighter, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Buddy films
Actors Don Knotts, Tim Conway, David Wayne, Cisse Cameron, Joe Dorsey, J. Don Ferguson
Roles Shake
Rating56% 2.8063152.8063152.8063152.8063152.806315
Set in the 1930s, Tim Conway is Bags, an underdog boxer and Don Knotts as his dim-witted sidekick/manager Shake are out to save a gym and become stooges for a gangster (Robin Clarke) who decides to take advantage of the two losers: he sets Bags up for a big championship match against a bruiser nicknamed "The Butcher" (Michael LaGuardia). At stake is more than the one-sided match, the duo's friend Pop Morgan (David Wayne) has bet all he has on Bags; he needs money to save his gym from the clutches of the gangster.
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, 1h29
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson, Kenneth Mars, Jack Elam, Elyssa Davalos
Roles Theodore
Rating60% 3.003623.003623.003623.003623.00362
Amos Tucker (Conway) and Theodore Ogelvie (Knotts), a pair of bumbling holdup men now going straight, arrive in the "boom town" of Junction City to start anew. But the duo end up causing havoc while getting cheated out of their money by two bank robbers named Wes Hardin (Osmond) and Hank Starrett (Gehring). Things worsen when Amos and Theodore end up being suspected of the robbery and end up on the run from the town's feared lawman Marshal Wooly Bill Hitchcock (Mars), who developed a personal vendetta toward Amos and Theodore after they accidentally humiliated and injured the marshal on two occasions. To escape Hitchcock's vengeance, ditching their donkey Clarise as she was used by the robbers, the Amos and Theodore enlist in the US Cavalry at Fort Concho. But the duo's bunglings and a run-in with a now insane marshal, who found them by following Clarise, result in the fort being burned to the ground. The following day, the fort commander Major Gaskill (Morgan) is relieved of his position while Amos and Theodore are placed in a military jail.